Movies Houstonians Love: Author Gwendolyn Zepeda Presents "Hedwig & The Angry Inch"

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Movies Houstonians Love: Author Gwendolyn Zepeda Presents "Hedwig & The Angry Inch"
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Introduced by author Gwendolyn Zepeda, Houston’s first poet laureate

In this musical, Hansel, a wannabe rock star from East Berlin, leaves Germany for an American GI but is abandoned in a Kansas trailer park after a botched sex-reassignment operation. Now named Hedwig (played by director/screenwriter John Cameron Mitchell), she dresses in glam-rock style with sparkly costumes and forms a band called the Angry Inch. Hedwig falls for a teenage boy (Michael Pitt) who steals her songs and her dreams of stardom.

About the presenter
Gwendolyn Zepeda was born in Houston in 1971 and attended the University of Texas at Austin. One of the the first Latina bloggers, she began her writing career online in 1997 as one of the founding writers of the site Television without Pity. Zepeda has since published three critically acclaimed novels, four award-winning children’s books, a short-story collection, and two books of poems. She was Houston’s first poet laureate, from 2013 to 2015.

Movies Houstonians Love is generously underwritten by Gensler.

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By: Films at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston